byCreator: Gene Deitch, Produced by: TerryToons Studio.
Tom Terrific was an early animated series on American television, presented as part of the Captain Kangaroo children's television show. Created by Gene Deitch under the Terrytoons studio (which was a subsidiary of CBS), Tom Terrific ran in a series of five-minute cartoons created specifically for the Captain Kangaroo show from 1957-1959, and was rerun on Kangaroo for years thereafter. Drawn in a simple, even clumsy, style, it featured a gee-whiz boy hero, Tom Terrific, who lived in a treehouse... Topics: TV, Kid TV, Tom Terrific, Manfred, Classic TV, 1950, 1960, Cartoon, Captain Kangaroo